Can I feed my Doberman pup other things with calcium? PLZ HELP - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Puppy Corner Everything Puppy related goes here

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2015, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Cayman
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 19
Dogs Name: Knight
Dogs Age: 9 wks
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Cayman's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
 
Question Can I feed my Doberman pup other things with calcium? PLZ HELP

I have my puppy on Wellness Core puppy food. He is doing great. I understand that too much calcium can cause joint issues. My dog food has good levels of calcium and phosphorus. Can I still feed my dog treats and vitamins with some sort of calcium in it? This is my first Doberman and I am just really cautious about everything that has to do with him. Thanks!
Cayman is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 04:00 AM
ಠ_ಠ
 
falnfenix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,349
Location: Baltimore
Dogs Name: Ripley; R.I.P. Deckard
Titles: WAC
Dogs Age: DOB 7/8/13
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit falnfenix's Gallery
Thanks: 16,799
Thanked 13,703 Times in 4,577 Posts
                     
you shouldn't need to give him any vitamins. occasional treats are okay. occasional yogurt is okay. but skip the vitamins.

“I am the sea witch. I am the tide you fear and the turning you can't deny. I am the sound of the waves running over your bones on the beach, little man, and I am not amused at finding you on my doorstep.”
- the Luidaeg, Chimes at Midnight

DPCA Chapter Club: http://www.mbdpc.net/
Regional rescue: http://www.dobe.net/
falnfenix is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to falnfenix For This Useful Post:
bigfootlives (07-10-2015), Gretchen_Red (07-10-2015), reddobes (07-10-2015), RedFawnRising (07-10-2015)
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 09:01 AM
Alpha
 
bigfootlives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,996
Location: Alaska
Titles: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
Dogs Age: d.o.b 03/09/2014
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit bigfootlives's Gallery
Thanks: 6,766
Thanked 3,903 Times in 1,420 Posts
                     
Agreed. Forget the vitamins. Wellness Core has all the vitamins your pup needs! Treats are fine

"stay hungry, stay foolish."
bigfootlives is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to bigfootlives For This Useful Post:
Gretchen_Red (07-10-2015)
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
Cayman
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 19
Dogs Name: Knight
Dogs Age: 9 wks
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Cayman's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
 
Thanks for the input but what do I train him with if I only give him treats occasionally?
Cayman is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 11:46 AM
Super Moderator
 
MeadowCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 19,328
Location: MN
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit MeadowCat's Gallery
Thanks: 47,027
Thanked 57,262 Times in 15,643 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Click here to find out how MeadowCat became a supporter
I use portions of my dog's regular meals to train. If you take a ziplock bag and put some of the kibble in there with some really stinky treats and let it sit for a while the kibble will absorb some of the smell of the other treats and become higher value. I also will use more treats sometimes and just reduce the amount of food I feed that day so I'm not giving too many calories. As long as your dog can handle the amount of treats and doesn't get an upset tummy it's just fine. I tend to use more homemade stuff or better quality treats to keep the upset tummy stuff to a minimum...boiled chicken, "tuna fudge," the freeze dried raw treats you can buy, that kind of thing, rather than the commercial treats that have a lot of ingredients in them that are hard on stomach. My dog also works VERY hard for stuff like popcorn


DSC_0133
by Shanoa Delta, on Flickr

Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
― Jane Goodall
MeadowCat is online now  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 12:11 PM
Got mutt?
 
Rosemary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13,047
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Leo (GSD); Lily (APBT)
Titles: They do, and are working on more
Dogs Age: Leo 7; Lily 5; Ilka 2009-2017; Lucky 2000-2014
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Rosemary's Gallery
Thanks: 38,821
Thanked 30,914 Times in 10,291 Posts
                     
I make a "trail mix" of regular kibble and stuff like freeze-dried treats, higher quality treats like Zukes, and use that. Just make sure you take the amount of treats you are using into account when portioning out meals.


~~~The Current Hellhounds~~~
Lily Dale- A Melody Unchained ETD PKD-T PKD-N ADP-L5/CH ADP-L1(Pr)/L2(Pr) GPS-NST OD-WD2
CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria ETD D-CRO-Preliminary PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L5/CH S-ADP-L1(Pr)/L2(Pr) GPS-NST OD-WD2
~~~Requiescat In Pace~~~
Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC TKP ETD CRO-1 D-CRO-Preliminary NCO-1 PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L4 ~2009-2017~
Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~
“Dance as if no one who is qualified to commit you is watching!” Julie Flanery
Rosemary is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Rosemary For This Useful Post:
MeadowCat (07-10-2015)
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
Cayman
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 19
Dogs Name: Knight
Dogs Age: 9 wks
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Cayman's Gallery
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
 
Thank you guys!! Much appreciated
Cayman is offline  
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
food , growth , nutrition , puppy , vitamins

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome